Rustic Polka Dot Hanging Hearts

This is an easy project with wooden hearts that can be decorated to go with any theme, any time of the year!  Plus, I have a few quick hints that make this easy project even easier! 

rustic polka dotted hearts with wooden bead

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I bought the 2 wooden hearts at Dollar Tree. 

These hearts are about 1" thick.

wooden hearts and container of stain cloths

If you don't have a Dollar Tree near you, you can cut out your own or buy 2 wooden hearts from any craft store.

I stained the hearts with a dark stain. 

stained wooden hearts

My quick tip for staining small craft projects is using stain cloths

I cut up a few into small squares and keep them in a plastic container with a lid. 

When I need one I use a small square of an old rag to grab a piece of stain cloth and use it on my project. 

When I'm finished with the little stain cloth I just toss them in the trash. 

Next, I painted the hearts with an off white craft paint and let it dry

I used a fine grit sandpaper to sand the edges and top of the hearts to let the stain color show through. 

Now it was time for the polka dots. 

grey and pink polka dotted hearts

My tip is to use the back of a paintbrush, dip it into the rose pink paint and made dots on the heart. 

A thinner paint brush makes a smaller dot for the grey. 

You can print the directions for this craft at the bottom of this post. 

wooden hearts with wooden beads

I created a loop through the hole in the heart with rebar wire and added a rose pink painted bead. 

I buy the beads in bulk from Amazon, they. are the best deal I've found. 

wire hanger with a wooden bead on the heart

These hearts are adorable to decorate a tiered tray, hang on the wall or decorate a shelf. 

By the way these hearts are for sale at the Homeroad Etsy shop along with a bunch of other seasonal decorations! 

2 rustic hearts with wire hangers

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hanging hearts with polka dots and a wooden bead

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hanging polka dotted wooden hearts

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Estimated cost: $5

Rustic Polka Dot Hearts

Rustic and distressed hanging hearts with polka dots.


  • Wooden hearts
  • Rebar wire
  • Wooden beads
  • Craft Paint
  • Wood stain


  • No special tools required


  1. Paint the wooden hearts with wood stain. 
  2. Paint over the stain with off-white paint
  3. Distress the edges and top of heart with fine grit sandpaper.
  4. Add polka dots with the back of a paint brush. 
  5. Paint a wooden bead
  6. String rebar wire through a hole in the heart, add the bead and make a loop.
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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .